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Radiocarbon Dating of Scrolls and Linen Fragments from the Judean Desert

Timothy A.J. Jull, Douglas J. Donahue, Magen Broshi, Emanuel Toy


We report on new 14C measurements of samples of 18 texts (scrolls) and 2 linen fragments from Qumran Caves 1, 2, and 4 and from Nahal Hever, both in the Dead Sea region. The radiocarbon results are in good agreement with estimates of age based on paleography.

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